THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Epistemological characteristic of a freak as a stranger

2016. №4, pp. 197-203

Dzhenenko O.V. - postgraduate student, Astrakhan State University, 20Р° Tatischeva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

The article presents a freak strangeness in the aspect of the epistemological approach. Genetic link of the epistemic field “freak” and “miracle” is learnt. Otherness of the freak as a cinematic strange character with illogical behavior, actions, causes puzzling people around him not to accept his behavior is noted and justified. Freak as Alien is shown though the model that includes otherness characteristics of appearance, lifestyle, behavioral opposition to the laws of human fate and probability theory. The analysis of some cinematic freak heroes opposing socio-cultural environment and the socio-cultural reality.

Key words: чудак, чудо, иной, другой, чужой, инаковость чудака, странный герой, оценка, характеристика, эпистема, эпистемологический подход, эпистемное поле, freak, miracle, another, someone else, freak otherness, strange hero, evaluation, characterization, episteme, epistemological approach, epistemic field